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DuPont Glycolic Acid has a variety of industrial and personal care applications

Industrial Applications

With the ability to chelate metal salts, DuPont™ Glycolic Acid fulfills many unique roles in a wide range of industries.   It is an extremely versatile liquid that is safer to handle, easy to use and offers numerous additional benefits, including low corrosion to most common metals, negligible odor, low toxicity and non-flammability.

The dual functionality of Glycolic Acid - acid and alcohol - on a very small molecule, makes it a particularly useful organic intermediate.  Compatible with many additives, it is soluble in water, easy to rinse and environmentally friendly, biodegrading at a rate of 89% in 7 days.

Concrete Cleaners & Removers

The unique combination of properties of DuPont™ Glycolic Acid make it the ideal cleaner for maintaining tools, equipment and vehicles.

 

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Dairy & Food Equipment Cleaners

DuPont™ Glycolic Acid helps decrease process downtime by dissolving calcium carbonate and iron oxide scales faster than phosphoric acid.

 

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Industrial Chemical Manufacturing

DuPont™ Glycolic Acid has one of the smallest organic molecules with both acid and alcohol functionality, resulting in unique chemical attributes. 

 

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Boiler System & Heat Exchanger Cleaners

DuPont™ Glycolic Acid removes hard water scale deposits by forming water soluble complexes which are easily rinsed away.

 

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Metal Cleaning & Finishing

DuPont™ Glycolic Acid is highly effective for copper and aluminum finishing and metal cleaning applications.    

 

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Oil Field & Petro Refining

DuPont™ Glycolic Acid ensures economical cleaning by providing low-cost metal complexing in a readily biodegradable form.

 

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Water Treatment & Water Well Stimulation

DuPont™ Glycolic Acid is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for use in cleaning potable water wells.

 

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